byMaritime Heritage Minnesota, Ann Merriman, Christopher Olson
The Aitkin Wrecks Project 2015 (AWP-2015) fieldwork was conducted from late September to mid-October 2015. The goals for the Andy Gibson Wreck Site were to determine if the starboard side cylinder timber survived, to document that area of the wreck using terrestrial techniques, and to use underwater reconnaissance to fill in gaps that exist in the archaeological site plan. In relation to the Red Mill Wreck, the main objective was to locate what MHM believed to be the bow of the wreck and... Topics: Underwater Archaeology Minnesota Mississippi River, Maritime Heritage Minnesota, Headwaters...
byAnn Merriman, Christopher Olson, and Maritime Heritage Minnesota
Maritime Heritage Minnesota (MHM) conducted a side and down-imaging sonar survey of Aitkin County in August 2010 as part of the Mississippi River Aitkin County Survey (MRACS) Project. With the completion of the MRACS Project, the 104-mile portion of the Mississippi River in Aitkin County was the first section of any body of water in Minnesota to be systematically surveyed archaeologically using sonar. Prior to the MRACS Project, two steamboat wrecks sites had been identified within Aitkin... Topics: Minnesota, Maritime Heritage Minnesota, Headwaters Mississippi River, 19th Century, 20th Century,...